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Re: component/module search list library display TODO
Thanks for the info! I'll take a look at the distributed library and
SWEET design doc.
As Dick suspected, I was thinking about something a lot smaller to
make searching easier for parts/footprints that I fixed and saved into
a separate library.
On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 3/18/2012 7:36 PM, lajos kamocsay wrote:
>> I was going to add a feature to the component/module search dialog to
>> display the library name if the element is found in multiple
>> libraries. But then I noticed that there is a task for this in
>> TODO.txt already.
> The component/module search task is on my to do list. Like most things
> in KiCad, there are more things to do than people to do them.
>> Is this an active task? Is anyone working on it already?
> I've have not done any work on this so it is not an active task. I did
> however lay the ground work by adding searching capability to the
> CMP_LIBRARY class. The function SearchEntryNames() is used to search
> for components in a library. There are two versions of this function.
> One does simple string comparisons and the other does regular expression
> comparisons. The regular expression version is untested. I am not sure
> if the same search code exists in the module library class. If it does,
> I didn't write.
>> If this is not started yet, can I get some information on what you
>> guys envisioned so I can take a stab at it?
> I was thinking about adding a filter button and filter string combobox
> control to the component/module list dialog along with the usual
> persistence mechanisms to save and load the last few filter entries. At
> some point this may be made completely irrelevant when the new file
> formats are implemented as Dick mentioned.
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